Check List 18(2): 363-367, doi: 10.15560/18.2.363
An observational record of Kingsleya attenboroughi Pinheiro & Santana, 2016 (Decapoda, Pseudothelphusidae), an endemic species from the Chapada do Araripe, southern Ceará, Brazil
expand article infoJuliana G. Araújo, Whandenson M. Nascimento §, Carlos A. M. Martins, Paulo H.P. Nobre, Allysson P. Pinheiro
‡ Universidade Regional do Cariri, Crato, Brazil§ Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
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We observed the occurrence of the pseudothelphusid freshwater crab Kingsleya attenboroughi Pinheiro & Santana, 2016 in an unexplored stream on the northern slopes of the Chapada do Araripe, Ceará state, northeastern Brazil. A female specimen of K. attenboroughi was found in a small pool of Gameleira stream, district of Missão Nova, municipality of Missão Velha, in the southern part of the state. The new occurrence record extends the geographic distribution of K. attenboroughi by 7 km beyond the Sítio Cocos, its easternmost previously known occurrence; this expands the geographic range of this species to the southeast and indicates that its real distribution is still poorly known.

Brazilian semiarid, conservation, endangered species, freshwater crabs, Neotropical crabs